Caravan Palace

Caravan Palace is a French electronic band based in Paris. The band's influences include Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, Lionel Hampton, and Daft Punk.[1] The band released their debut studio album, Caravan Palace, on the Wagram label in October 2008. The record charted in Switzerland, Belgium, and France, where it reached a peak position of number 11.[2]

Caravan Palace
Caravan Palace at the Ottawa Bluesfest 2010
Caravan Palace at the 2010 Ottawa Bluesfest
Background information
OriginParis, France
Genres
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsWagram, MVKA, Le Plan Recordings
Websitewww.caravanpalace.com
MembersZoé Colotis
Arnaud Vial
Charles Delaporte
Paul-Marie Barbier
Past membersCamille Chapelière
Hugues Payen
Victor Raimondeau
Antoine Toustou

HistoryEdit

The band formed as a three-piece when they were recruited to compose the soundtrack for a silent adult film.[3] Loïc Barrouk took an interest in the project and booked the band a recording studio and a series of gigs. More performers were required for the live concerts and the other three current band members were found after searching on MySpace.[4]

The band became popular on the internet after releasing a number of demos and promo singles. From 2006 to 2007 they spent a year touring around France, and their first festival appearance came at the Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival in 2007.[4] Following this emergence, the group were signed by the Paris-based Wagram Music record label. They spent the next year recording material for their debut studio album.

On 20 October 2008 the self-titled Caravan Palace was released, preceded by the single "Jolie Coquine". The album received praise for its traditional jazz inclinations, and placed in a number of European albums charts. In Switzerland, the album reached number 72 and in Belgium it achieved a position of 42. The album performed best in the band's native France where it attained a peak position of 11 in August 2009, and remained on the French albums chart for 68 consecutive weeks. The band released their second official single, "Suzy", on 24 February 2009.[5]

On 3 October 2011, the band released an EP titled Clash, featuring two new songs and four remixes of them. The band's second album, Panic, was released on 5 March 2012.

In 2014, the band remixed Drake Bell's single "Bitchcraft".[6]

The band released the single "Comics" on 22 June 2015, and their second single "Lone Digger" on 18 September 2015.

The band's third studio album, Robot Face, was released on 16 October 2015.[7] They made a video for their track "Mighty"[8] and previewed another song, "Wonderland", in a short promotional video.

In 2015, they appeared on Later... with Jools Holland[9] on 27 and 30 October, and on The Jonathan Ross Show on 31 October. Subsequently, they appeared on Jools' Annual Hootenanny on 31 December 2016/1 January 2017 singing a cover of "Black Betty" and "Lone Digger".

On 4 February 2019 the band announced the release of a new single titled "Miracle" on 8 February 2019.[10]

On 28 June 2019 they released a single titled "Plume".[11]

On 16 August they released a single titled "Supersonics".[12]

Their latest album, Chronologic, was released on 30 August 2019.[13]

Band membersEdit

Current

  • Zoé Colotis – vocals
  • Arnaud "Vial" de Bosredon – composition, production, guitar, vocals
  • Charles Delaporte – composition, production, bass, vocals
  • Martin Berlugue – trombone
  • Lucas Saint-Cricq – saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul-Marie Barbier – piano, percussion, vibraphone

Former

  • Hugues Payen – violin, vocals
  • Camille Chapelière – saxophone, clarinet
  • Victor Raimondeau – saxophone
  • Antoine Toustou – trombone

DiscographyEdit

Caravan Palace discography
Studio albums4
Music videos11
EPs2
Singles18

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Charts
FRA
[14]
BEL
[15]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
UK
Dance

[17]
US
Dance

[18]
Caravan Palace 11 42 72 16
Panic
  • Released: 5 March 2012
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming, LP
  • Label: Wagram
20 74 43 97
<|°_°|>
  • Released: 16 October 2015
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming, LP
  • Label: Wagram
51 101 57 64 6 3
Chronologic
  • Released: 30 August 2019[19]
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming, LP, Cassette
  • Label: Lone Diggers, Le Plan Recordings,[20] MKVA[21]
58
[22]
82 63 6

Extended playsEdit

List of EPs
Title Album details
Clash
  • Released: 2011 (FR), 27 February 2012 (US)
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Wagram
Wonderland
  • Released: 20 May 2016
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Wagram
Moonshine
  • Released: 07 May 2020
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Lone Diggers

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[14]
"Jolie Coquine" 2008 192 Caravan Palace
"Dragons"
"Suzy" 2009
"Milkshake" 2011 Non-album single
"Kleptomanie" 2011 Non-album single
"Clash" 2012 Panic
"Rock It for Me"
"Dramophone"
"Comics" 2015 <|°_°|>
"Lone Digger" 144
"Aftermath" / "Mighty" 2016
"Wonderland"
"Midnight"
"Black Betty" 2017 Non-album single
"Miracle" 2019 Chronologic
"About You"
"Plume"
"Supersonics"
"Moonshine" 2020

Music videosEdit

Year Song Director(s) Album
2009 "Suzy" None Caravan Palace
"Jolie Coquine"
2012 "Rock It for Me" Guillaume Cassuto, Ugo Gattoni, Jeremy Pires Panic
"Dramophone" Frédéric de Ponchara
2015 "Comics" Soandsau <|°_°|>
"Mighty" None*
"Lone Digger" Double Ninja
2016 "Wonderland" Kelsi Phung
"Midnight" Andy Collet
2019 "Miracle" Double Ninja Chronologic
"Plume" Romain Cieutat
2020 "Moonshine" Double Ninja

* Unlike the band's other videos, the video for "Mighty" is a compilation of video clips of robots from across science fiction and, as such, has no single director.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Caravan Palace - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Caravan Palace - Caravan Palace". lescharts.com. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Caravan Palace: Swinging To Electro Beats". Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Caravan Palace Biography". f-cat.de. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Suzy - Single". Retrieved 22 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Bitchcraft (Caravan Palace Remix) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Caravan Palace". F-Cat Productions. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ Caravan Palace - Mighty (feat. JFTH), retrieved 30 October 2019
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06myydx
  10. ^ Caravan Palace - Miracle (official audio), retrieved 30 October 2019
  11. ^ CaravanPalace (28 June 2019), Caravan Palace - Plume (Official audio), retrieved 29 June 2019
  12. ^ Caravan Palace - Supersonics (Official audio, with lyrics), retrieved 30 October 2019
  13. ^ "Caravan Palace: Chronologic - Music on Google Play". Google Play Music. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  14. ^ a b LesCharts.com: Caravan Palace page Retrieved 16 August 2012
  15. ^ a b "Caravan Palace - lescharts.com". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Caravan Palace | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Caravan Palace Chart History: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  19. ^ Verrico, Lisa (19 August 2019). "Every woman, every man, join the Caravan Palace love-in". The Times. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Chronologic by Caravan Palace". iTunes. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Chronologic - Caravan Palace | Release Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 36, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 16 September 2019.[permanent dead link]